Thursday, July 21, 2022

Alabama Dog Attack Victim Dies at UMMC

 An Alabama woman died at UMMC July 12 after suffering an attack by a pack of dogs in April.  WHNT reported: 

A Franklin County woman has died at the hospital after being attacked by several dogs in April.

Michelle Sheeks was on an early morning walk near her home on April 28 when her husband said she was attacked by a pack of dogs.

“Unfortunately she never got the chance to leave that hospital,” Michelle’s husband, Wesley told News 19.

Michelle passed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center due to complications from her injuries just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The same dogs are also accused of killing Jacqueline Summer Beard, an Alabama Department of Public Health worker that tried to follow up after that incident. 

The dogs’ owner, Brandy Lee Dowdy, 39, was arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with Beard’s death. She will also face penalties under Emily’s Law, which was signed by Gov. Kay Ivey in March 2018.

Michelle filed a civil lawsuit against Dowdy and property owner Billy Joe Crumpton in June. Court records say that neither Dowdy nor Crumpton took reasonable steps to restrain the dogs or any other “reasonable” action that would have prevented the attacks. Read the full civil complaint here. Rest of article.

WHNT reported in May: 

Investigators say that several dogs dragged Michelle down a hill on Crumpton Road where she was out of eyesight of any passersby and into a nearby field. A neighbor saw what was happening and came to her aid and saved her life.

“Out of nowhere seven dogs just came out at her,” Wesley said. “It was dark and she couldn’t see them, or she couldn’t hear them. Just took her down and she didn’t really stand a chance. She said she was getting hit by them all at one time.”...

Michelle Sheeks suffered injuries so badly to her body that it took six surgeries and grafts to stabilize her. She was transferred to a hospital in Mississippi. Wesley said he has no idea when she will fully recover from the injuries as another surgery is needed. He is asking for prayers as this attack has left the family with no money for medical expenses. 

“We don’t have a whole lot of money,” Wesley stated. “We’re just paycheck to paycheck just as a lot of people are. We’re depending on the kindness of others just to get us through this situation.” 

Only a day later, Jacqueline Summer Beard, an investigator with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), was attacked while investigating the attack on Michelle. Article

WHNT did not report the breed of the dogs.  




Anonymous said...

100% a shitbull

Anonymous said...

Have the dogs been put down?

Anonymous said...

Why the county authorities hadnt taken care of the issue after the first or second complaint on the dogs is a myth to me. It appears vicious animals and their owners have more rights than the people that filed the complaints. It took two lives lost to the same pack of animals before something was done.

Franklin County Alabama should be liable since nothing was done before it came to this.

Billy Joe Crumpton and Brandy Lee Dowdy should BOTH be held criminally responsible and locked up until their court dates.

Crumpton should be held civically responsible as well and should be sued until he has to sell every thing he owns to pay the families of the two ladies that lost their lives.

The same crap goes on in Madison County. A call to the Sheriff's department with an animal complaint you will be told to call animal control. Madison County no longer has an animal department or control officer. If a citizen defends themselves against an attacking dog they are charged with animal cruelty and get locked up......Go figure.

Kingfish said...

One news story said that the neighbor immediately euthanized several of the dogs. Take that to mean he shot them.

Woman was charged with manslaughter in first death. D.A. about to get an indictment for a second count. Her bond was revoked after she was busted with drugs recently.

Anonymous said...

9:34 AM
Antifreeze is still sold.

Anonymous said...

Let’s get a pool going:

Blonde/jet black flip hair

“My son is my whole heart, everything I do is for him”

“It’s not the dog, it’s the owner”

Boxes upon empty boxes of refrigerator wine

Justice for Pits said...

Let’s make pit bulls extinct. There, I said it..

Anonymous said...

heartily agree with @10:50 - I'm sick and tired of reading these type of stories.

Anonymous said...

If you are investigating a dog attack in the area where the dog attack happened, wouldn’t you carry a weapon or some pepper spray or something?

Anonymous said...

That’s why I carry a 22 when out in the yard. For some reason people like to dump off their dogs in south Jackson and you’ll get packs of them. Most knock over your garbage looking for food, but I’ve had a few get fiesty, seen everything from mutts to pitbulls roaming the streets and in the neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

12:14, you should carry a shotgun instead of a pea shooter.

Anonymous said...

Well 1:08, a Taurus Judge with .410 birdshot at close range into the dog's nose would stop the attack.
A Judge can also fire a 45 round. So just alternate the rounds in the cylinder.

(Halt the dog attack and eradicate it in two shots).

A Taurus Judge can be carried in one's pocket, a shotgun can't.

BTW, I love dogs, I have two mixed Lab mutts.

Anonymous said...

9:34, it's a myth huh? Got it.

Anonymous said...

"A Judge can also fire a 45 round." 45 Long Colt that is. I carry 410 slugs.

Anonymous said...

Had a kid in Canton attacked by an Akita and tore up pretty bad. Akita is sitting in Jackson waiting on order to be put down by a Judge. Owners went out and bought a new pup right away. Pretty arrogant if I say so myself.

Ophelia said...

I confess I am not a huge fan of dogs, period (the neediness, the slobber, the disgusting poop, the infuriating yapping!) but I get that some people are mighty fond of them. That said: any animal posing a physical threat to humans needs to be trapped and put down. Why is this so difficult for law enforcement to do? How is a “pack” even permitted to roam?

Anonymous said...

The Judge, got 2 of them. I don't want to know how you get them in your pocket.

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